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Causeway

My grandma lived on an island and the only way to reach her cottage was over a long causeway. But every childhood visit was heightened by the expectation of making it across. High tide, bad weather, jellyfish blooms-well not really but in my imagination they swarmed-rendered crossing the causeway impassable as it lay beneath the… Continue reading Causeway

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Share the Love

Celebrate the people you love because who knows when things might change? We can’t help pushing forward with our own wants and desires but we have to make time for love. Love for partners, family, and friends. Whoever makes your heart crack when you think about missing them. Without giving our love we are just… Continue reading Share the Love

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Sage

Okay. This is my first blog in a long time and I'm doing something I don't usually do and posting without drafting first. This is a bit intense-sort of like public speaking without practicing but if I don't do it I never will. I probably wouldn't advise this as a long term public platform strategy… Continue reading Sage

New Writer Thoughts, Thinking About, Thoughts for a day., Writing ideas

'The main thing is to be moved, to love, to hope, to tremble, to live.' Auguste Rodin This quote is so simple and beautiful I wanted to share it. It is a reminder to be present not bystanders in our lives. Our lives are always see-sawing, trying to balance, to find equilibrium and sometimes we… Continue reading

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There Are No Words

There Are No Words Four chunks of letters strung together Four beads of meaning that tell us there is nothing to say There are no words for some things The place beneath language beneath hope Why bother to describe the hollow of despair The home of things too unbearable to bear So, in their absence… Continue reading There Are No Words

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‘Why not you?’

My brother told me about a conversation he had with my niece. She wants to enter a fiercely competitive field, full of people who seem so much more qualified and suitable for it than her. He stopped her as she talked herself out of it, mid-sentence of self-doubt, mid flourish of the tendency to accept… Continue reading ‘Why not you?’

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Lovelocks

‘I loved… against reason, against promise, against peace, against hope, against happiness, against all discouragement that could be.’ Charles Dickens-Great Expectations Near where I live is a spectacular coastal cliff path. A half neglected track of rubbly rocks fringed with those tough looking shrubs which can survive howling winds and salty air. It is the… Continue reading Lovelocks

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Find your tail

There is a Pima story from Southern Arizona which has always made me smile. My favourite version is from the book, And It Is Still That Way, which I found when I was living with my grandmother in America. One night all the dogs gathered for a dance in a field. Dogs came from far and… Continue reading Find your tail

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Do You Need Creative Inspiration?

You know sometimes we are so bombarded by where we should be finding inspiration that we can forget to look around us. We become so preoccupied with that greener grass, tempting us from the other side of the fence, that we ignore our own backyard. If you find yourself daydreaming more than doing, wishing more than… Continue reading Do You Need Creative Inspiration?

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The Lotus Effect

Recently I was lucky enough to travel to Cambodia. A long-held dream to visit Angkor Wat and the mighty temple complexes was realised. I came away with my head full of images and stories and truths of a civilisation so sophisticated it staggered me. Along the way I was also swept up in local tours… Continue reading The Lotus Effect